Richard J. Aldrich is Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick. He is the author of GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain's Most Secret Intelligence Agency (2010) and Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret Intelligence (2001). Since 2008, he has been leading a team project funded by the AHRC entitled: "Landscapes of Secrecy: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Contested Record of US Foreign Policy". His articles have appeared in International Affairs, Foreign Policy and Studies in Intelligence. He currently serves on the Cabinet Office Consultative Group on Intelligence and Security Records, the UK Information Assurance Advisory Council and the UK Ministry of Defence Academic Advisory Forum.